Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 4/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Nick Tropeano
The Boston Red Sox visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Nick Tropeano for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +115 and Los Angeles at -125. The Red Sox have a 9-6-1 over/under record and a 9-7-0 run line mark. The Angels are 6-10-0 against the run line and have a 9-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 9-6-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 9-7-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-10-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/12/18 P Bobby Poyner Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
04/11/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Drew Pomeranz Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 14-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.45 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 9.2 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 69 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.82. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 164. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 2.74.
As a team Boston is hitting .283, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.1 hits per game. Rafael Devers is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 16 hits this season in 61 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 110. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .368 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 196 while his slugging percentage is at .711. The Red Sox have 162 hits, including 47 doubles and 19 home runs. Boston has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 103 times as a unit. They have left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .831. They score 6.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Nick Tropeano has a 1-0 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 34 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 63 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 154 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .283, good for 2nd in the league. The Angels hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.5 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .395. He has 18 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 66 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 177. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 21 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Angels as a unit have 178 base hits, including 26 doubles and 26 homers. Los Angeles has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 119 occasions. They have had 122 men left on base and have an OPS of .805. They have scored 6.12 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +115
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